On Thursday evening, Oregon head coach Willie Taggart took to Twitter to reveal that his father, John, had passed away. He was 70 years old.
Taggart and his wife, Gloria, raised six children, including the current Oregon coach. The Tampa Bay Times has previously described the two parents as extremely hard-working individuals that did their best to support their family of six.
Condolences have since poured in for the Taggart family, including from Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh.
Harbaugh has known the Taggarts since his father, Jack, was Willie’s head coach at Western Kentucky. Taggart also served as a running backs coach under Harbaugh at Stanford.
We send our thoughts and prayers to Taggart and his family and friends in this difficult time.